Prose Fancies

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Putnam, 1895 - 204 pages
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Page 182 - Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?
Page 139 - Were I so tall to reach the pole, Or grasp the ocean with my span, I must be measured by my soul : The mind's the standard of the man.
Page 52 - Valentine's Day Hail Bishop Valentine, whose day this is, All the air is thy diocese, And all the chirping choristers And other birds are thy parishioners; Thou marriest every year The lyric lark, and the grave whispering dove, The sparrow that neglects his life for love, The household bird with the red stomacher, Thou mak'st the black bird speed as soon As doth the goldfinch, or the halcyon; The husband cock looks out, and straight is sped, And meets his wife, which brings her feather-bed.

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